Carrie Read moved to Seattle 15 years ago, after graduating from the University of Michigan. The Chicago native began work at the University of Washington Business School doing fundraising for the Accounting Department. In 1999, she joined Deloitte & Touche as the Recruiting Manager for the Pacific Northwest, where she spent almost seven years hiring for the practice. She later joined Microsoft as part of the Global Staffing team where she traveled to more than fifteen countries in five years recruiting developers. In 2010, Carrie returned to her accounting and finance roots by joining Resources Global Professionals - an offshoot of Deloitte that places seasoned professionals in clients throughout the PNW specializing in project work in Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain and Human Capital
My first job was... as a Ballroom Dance instructor when I was in High School.
When I was in high school, I wanted to be... a baseball announcer for the Cubs.
When I was in high school, I participated in... athletics, choir and student government.
My college experience prepared me for my later years by... giving me exposure to abundant opportunity. I was able to pay for college by working at the local YMCA and by selling advertising for the student newspaper which helped me learn business skills and how to manage my finances. I also learned if you maintain a healthy grade point average, there are plenty of scholarships available.
The best piece of career or college advice I ever received was... don’t be a cocky freshman. Be open to learning from the people who have gone before you.
What excites me most about my work & the contribution I can make is helping people find a new job. It’s very rewarding to make a good match between an employer and an employee.
The person who has been most influential for my career path is... Laurie Tish who encouraged me to become a recruiter.
My favorite hobbies include... hiking in the PNW and backpacking along the coast.
My musical talents include… none, it’s embarrassing.
My favorite sports team is…The Mariners
I joined the YouthForce Board because…I believe Teens can make a difference.